Music is life -- or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon now. Sharing is caring. Don't ... More >>
JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 6/15/13 Saving one of the most blistering numbers of the show for the end of the set, Jon Spencer and the Blues Explosion cut loose with "Blues X Man." Making his way to the front of the stage amid a squall of sculpted feedback, Spencer offered up a v ... More >>
DEVOTCHKA & COLORADO SYMPHONY @ RED ROCKS | FRI, 6/14/13 Teaming up with an orchestra can sometimes be a thin attempt to disguise a creative lag, but in this case, the pairing has produced an inspired, brilliantly structured melding of two aesthetics that relies less on contrast than it does on simi ... More >>
A few years ago, Jon Spencer was getting the Blues Explosion's Matador albums ready for expanded reissues when he thought about getting the band back together after an extended hiatus began taking root. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion subsequently regrouped and spent the intervening years touring, w ... More >>
Music is life. Or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon now. Sharing is caring. Don't ho ... More >>
Brace yourself for the return of Fall Out Boy. The dudes are evidently back to save rock and roll. Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson, meanwhile, are teaming up for a co-headlining date at Fiddler's Green for the Honda Civic Tour, and Warren Hayes is set to collaborate with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra ... More >>
The biggest show announcement this week actually came last week -- talking about Prince at the Ogden, of course -- but there's a whole bunch of other new shows to let you know about this week, including Keith Urban at Red Rocks, Lamb of God at the Boulder Theater, John Mayer at Red Rocks and Ke$ha a ... More >>
It's March 2013 -- at least according to the calendar. If you went by the concert calendar for the past few weeks, however, you'd swear it's the mid to late '90s. P!NK, Matchbox Twenty and Goo Goo Dolls, Barenaked Ladies, Ben Folds Five and Guster, Darius Rucker. If you're already nostalgic for the ... More >>
We already told you about a pair of killer shows at Red Rocks this summer, a double bill featuring two generations of shock rockers, Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson, and another featuring the National and Local Natives, but there's a bunch of other new shows this week to tell you about, including a ... More >>
Once upon a time, MTV played music videos, and a whole generation was introduced to Unsane (playing the Marquis Theater tonight with Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire) through "Scrape," the trio's film tribute to brutal skateboard take downs. Forming in 1988 and taking a short break in the earl ... More >>
Joshua BradleyThe Heavy appears tonight at the Bluebird with Wallpaper The Noid isn't just that pesky pizza-chilling character from old Domino's commercials from the '80s. It's a region of England from which the neo-soul, garage rock band known as The Heavy hails. Fronted by the charismatic ... More >>
As it happens, we don't have a spare $700 or so laying around. Boy, if we did, though, you wouldn't really have to be the betting type to wager where we'd be on Friday, October 1 through Sunday, October 3. No contest: Matador at 21 in Las Vegas. Have you seen the lineup for this thing? Holy ... More >>
Backbeat writers sound off on the best local releases of 2006.
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Sunday Nights: The Songs of Junior Kimbrough (Fat Possum)
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The Yeah Yeah Yeahs get swept up in the rock-is-back movement.
Dap-Dippin' With... (Daptone)
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At 78, T-Model Ford is a restored bluesman.
The Arsonists -- and one of indie rock's most beloved labels -- ignite hip-hop's underground.
A member of Jon Spencer's Blues Explosion maps his own road.
When it comes to rock insanity, Bantam Rooster is cocksure.
Jon Spencer and Alec Empire want you to get a sample of R.L. Burnside.
The punk-soul warfare of Zen Guerrilla.
We've got 1998's best albums in stock, but they're going fast.
Doo Rag's Bob Log III proves that he can be outlandish all by himself.
The unexpected positions of the Weird Lovemakers.
Handing out the trophies for 1997's best albums.
The Demolition Doll Rods combine R&B and T&A.
Teen sensation Ben Lee already knows how to act like a rock star.
The biggest musical winners from 1996.
Getting on a new track with Railroad Jerk.
HER MORE-FAMOUS BEAU'S IN THE BAND, BUT CRISTINA MARTINEZ IS STILL IN CHARGE OF BOSS HOG.
LIGHTING IT UP WITH THE JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION.
A BEHIND-THE-CURTAINS LOOK AT THE BIGGEST LITTLE PROMOTER IN DENVER.
WELCOME TO THE BLOODY WORLD OF NEW YORK'S UNSANE.